The Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay all tuition expenses for military veterans who qualify.
Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, both in-state and non-Wisconsin-resident veterans will receive in-state tuition rates. This means that veterans who qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill funding will have all of their tuition covered, whether they are Wisconsin residents or not. Those who do not qualify can receive financial assistance with tuition costs under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Veteran’s Choice Act of 2014 provides for in-state rates for certain veterans. To qualify for in-state rates while using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a student must be a veteran (no longer on active duty) or on terminal leave (final leave or vacation being used up prior to their actual end date). Students must also enroll within three years of leaving active duty.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has streamlined the Post 9/11 GI Bill payment timeline. University of Wisconsin–Madison students have been getting their tuition costs paid before the semester even starts. Refer to this blog post written by a VA representative for an explanation of the Post 9/11 GI Bill payments.